uncomfortable

[uhn-kuhmf-tuh-buhl, -kuhm-fer-tuh-buhl]
adjective
1.
causing discomfort or distress; painful; irritating.
2.
in a state of discomfort; uneasy; conscious of stress or strain.

Origin:
1585–95; un-1 + comfortable

uncomfortableness, noun
uncomfortably, adverb


2. awkward, nervous, discomfited, strained.
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uncomfortable (ʌnˈkʌmftəbəl)
 
adj
1.  not comfortable
2.  feeling or causing discomfort or unease; disquieting
 
un'comfortableness
 
n
 
un'comfortably
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

uncomfortable
early 15c. "causing discomfort," from un- (1) "not" + comfortable. Meaning "feeling discomfort, ill-at-ease" is attested from 1796.
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Example sentences
Some people will be upset and uncomfortable when they become aware of their
  prejudices and biases.
It is not a terribly painful experience, but uncomfortable enough to clearly
  remind an animal or human of what is off limits.
Her friends and colleagues said she had told them at the time that she was
  deeply uncomfortable about the situation.
Professors, some of my students tell me, should not be trigger happy since they
  can make students extremely uncomfortable.
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